Che Arthur is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and engineer/producer based in Chicago, IL. He has also toured extensively as a sound engineer and tour manager.
Born in Mobile, AL into a musical family, Arthur was playing instruments from a very young age and was recording and touring regionally in Alabama-based bands by age 18.
In the mid-1990s Arthur moved to Chicago, where he and drummer Adam Reach (with whom Arthur continues to collaborate to the present day) reconvened their Tuscaloosa, AL trio Universal Life And Accident. The band released an EP, Centrifugado, and toured in the midwest and east coast.
After the demise of U.L.& A. Arthur joined Chicago band Atombombpocketknife (Southern Records/File-13 Records) as second guitarist. He would appear on two ABPK albums and various singles, compilation tracks, etc. before the band split in 2005.
While still a member of Atombombpocketknife, Arthur wrote and released his first solo album, 2003′s All Of Your Tomorrows Were Decided Today on Chicago-based Flameshovel Records. Arthur toured the U.S. extensively as a solo acoustic performer over the next two years in support of this album.
2007′s Iron (Sickroom Records), his second album, saw Arthur putting together a band – The Che Arthur Three – to tour the record. Playing live with a band again fueled his interest in the format, so the next album Like Revenge, was tracked mostly live in the studio by the trio featuring drummer Steve Van Horn and bassist Pete Croke.
Following the Like Revenge tours, Arthur’s next few years were filled with lots of work – since the late 90s, he had been a touring sound engineer and then also a tour manager – and quiet deliberation on what his musical future held, if anything at all.
Conversations with Reach in 2011 led to the two getting together to write and record new ideas, and thus was born their current project, the band Pink Avalanche. Now a quartet, Pink Avalanche released its debut album Wraiths on Past/Futures Records in May 2013.
Che Arthur continues to write, play, engineer, produce and tour manage.